Infinite or finite and the universe, a bad tactic for the theist to argue.
I really hate the Dumb and Dumber gap jumping that theist do when scientists say we don't know what happened before the big bang and we don't know what will happen when the universe hits heat death.
It could be either way that the universe is simply part of a infinite process, much like we see the seasons change. Or it could be that it came from nothing and will end up not leading to anything after it dies.(Now, of course it goes without saying when scientists say that the universe will die too, we only mean that the fuel that moves it now will be spent, much like a car runs out of gas.
I really don't care either way if it turns out that the universe came from nothing or was the product of something before.
WHAT IS important is what we see now. What we see now is that cognition is not required for the seasons to change. What we see now is that cognition is not required for our planet to orbit the sun. What we see now is that cognition is not required for our solar system to rotate around the center of the galaxy. What we see now is that cognition is not required for our universe to expand. All those things are a result of processes, not gods by any name.
So while it is true we don't know what happened before the big bang or what will happen when the universe runs out of energy and if anything will be produced after that, cognition is not required for any of this to happen.
The universe could be the result of a prior death of a prior universe at the quantum level, just like the tilt of the earth creates conditions for the seasons to change.
Ultimately, finite or infinite, nothing we see now would indicate that a cognition is required for what came before or what will come after.
Claims of the super natural are childish anthropomorphic gap answers our credulous species has unfortunately always inserted into gaps.
This is it. As individual humans, we will die, just like a leaf on a tree dies and rots. And so too will our planet and sun. I am tired of our species thinking it is special or that all this vastness on a destructive planet was put here just so we could kill each other to prove to a god whom he should love best.
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